New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4-91.4 - Withdrawals From Inmate's Account.

30:4-91.4 Withdrawals from inmate's account.

4.The commissioner, as a part of any work release program for an inmate, shall require that any wages, salary, earnings and other income of each gainfully employed prisoner be paid, less payroll deductions required or authorized by law, to the superintendent of the institution who shall deposit such sums so received to the credit of such inmate in a trust fund account at such institution. From such trust fund account belonging to any inmate the superintendent of the institution is empowered to withdraw moneys, in an amount not to exceed one-half the total income, as follows:

The superintendent shall withdraw up to one-third of that amount in order to collect assessments, restitutions and fines pursuant to the requirements of section 3 of P.L.1979, c.396 (C.2C:46-4).

The superintendent may withdraw up to two-thirds of that amount as may be required to pay the following:

(a)Such costs of maintenance related to the prisoner's confinement as are determined by the State Board of Control to be appropriate and reasonable, including costs and fees charged or owing pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1995, c.254 (C.30:7E-2).

(b)Necessary travel expenses to and from work or other business and incidental expenses of the prisoner.

(c)Support of the prisoner's dependents, if necessary.

(d)(Deleted by amendment, P.L.1991, c.329).

(e)Payment of either in full or ratably of the prisoner's debts which have been reduced to judgment or which have been acknowledged in writing by him.

(f)The balance, if any, shall be paid to the prisoner in accordance with section 7 of P.L.2009, c.329 (C.30:4-91.16) at the completion of the period of his confinement.

L.1969, c.22, s.4; amended 1985, c.251, s.2; 1991, c.329, s.16; 1995, c.254, s.9; 2009, c.329, s.6.

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